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Old 12-27-2006, 07:48 AM
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This may not be the forum for this answer.....but i know and trust YOU guys.

I have this knife....Lisa gave me for my birthday.






What's the best way to sharpen it (I bought a sharpener that I'm not that pleased with).....and how do I keep the guthook sharpened?

Thanks, in advance, for your repsonses.

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Old 12-27-2006, 08:02 AM
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I have a similiar knife. I found at Cabelas a knife sharpening kit. This included a couple different stones for sharpening the blade and a few smaller stone/stone rods that can be used for guthooks, broadheads, fish hooks, etc. It works pretty slick.
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Old 12-27-2006, 08:15 AM
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I think the best way to keep and edge on a knife is using a steel. If you know how to work one it works really well.
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Old 12-27-2006, 08:18 AM
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I use the Lansky Deluxe system.......



It's idiot proof if you read the directions and reasonably priced to boot. Keeps my knives sharp enough to shave hair on my arm. I never have to sharpen the gut hook either, and I have gutted probably 15+ deer with my current gerber.
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Old 12-27-2006, 08:39 AM
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If you are good with stones and steels then good for you, because I am not. I second the Lansky as Rick said.
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Old 12-27-2006, 08:41 AM
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I also like a steel.
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Old 12-27-2006, 08:59 AM
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I have no problem using an Arkansas stone w a drop of lube oil. It takes a little practice to learn the best angle to hold the blade against the stone. I always advise people to imagine they are shaving a very thin sliver off the stone. Give about 20 strokes to one side of the blade and then turn the knife over and repeat. It make take a hundred strokes on each sideto get the blade where you want it. After that it requires much less effort to restore the edge when the blade gets dull.

Good luck.
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Old 12-27-2006, 09:13 AM
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I like a steel as well, but I'm much moe proficient with the lansky or the ceramic rods. I have a browning knife as well Jeff, it's not too shabby.
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Old 12-27-2006, 09:15 AM
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Knives are ground at specific angles. You can sharpen them at a different angle but this is why is seems to take forever and people give up. Like the knife I use is ground at 23 degrees. I sharpen it at that degree with a kit that I bought from Cabelas. No one can hold the perfect angle without the use of an aid. I suggest the Gatco sharpener from Cabelas.
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Old 12-27-2006, 09:21 AM
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Which one do you have, Motown?
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